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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Fourth Edition by Dennis Dunbar, Wayne Palmer, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter 8Portrait Retouching

Good retouching requires starting with a vision of the ultimate goal for the image. If you’re a retoucher working on images for clients, this means starting off with a discussion about the vision the photographer or client has for that particular photo. And it requires using a flexible workflow that enables you to adjust the various aspects of your retouching so you can easily dial in the look the client wants without having to redo a lot of work.

With portraits, the goal should be to bring out the best in the subject, enhancing their features while making them look refreshed and relaxed. The recommended approach when retouching portraits is to minimize the distractions and make the image a positive reflection of ...

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